This unit introduces students to the advanced grammar and vocabulary of the Syriac language.
The primary focus of this unit is grammatical analysis of selected Biblical and Patristic texts (Peshitta, Acts of Addai, Aphrahat, Ephrem).
Students will be exposed to West and East Syriac dialects, their respective alphabets, and systems of vocalization, and will be encourage to use the electronic tools and sources in their studies.
Unit code: AL9700A
Unit status: Approved (New unit)
Unit level: Postgraduate Elective
Unit discipline: Languages
Proposing College: St Athanasius CollegeShow when this unit is running
Demonstrate advanced knowledge of Syriac vocabulary and grammar
Critically articulate knowledge of the history of the Syriac literature
Apply knowledge of different Syriac alphabets and systems of vocalization
Apply advanced translation techniques to Syriac texts using lexicographical aids
Prerequisite - Introduction to Syriac language
Mixed mode: Face-to-face, online Blended learning: Lectures and tutorials
Electronic Tools and Sources: Digital Syriac Corpus https://syriaccorpus.org/index.html
(PG) Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon Project http://cal.huc.edu/
(PG) e-GEDSH, Georgias Encyclopedic Dictionary of the Syriac Heritage: Electronic Edition https://gedsh.bethmardutho.org/index.html
|Type||Description||Word count||Weight (%)|
|Written examination under timed conditions conducted online||0||40.0|
Unit approved for the University of Divinity by Maggie Kappelhoff on 30 Sep, 2020
Unit record last updated: 2020-09-30 17:05:19 +1000